In 1995, a back yard party was held in Bramwell, West Virginia with a handful of folks celebrating good friends and good beer. This back yard party quickly grew over the years to a street festival known across the state and surrounding region as Oktoberfest. After twenty years of celebration the party ended. Members of the Bluefield community sought to continue this great event and with the blessing of the original event planners established Oktoberfest in the Park! Celebrating the 21st year of this Mercer County tradition, the venue was moved to Bramwell's sister city, Bluefield, and will be held in Lotito City Park.
Beer and Food
Thanks to Blue Ridge Beverage for being our official distributor for the 2016 Oktoberfest in the Park. Here are a few of the brews you can expect this year:
- Yeehaw Octoberfest
- Yeehaw Dunkel Dark Lager
- Bell's Brewery Two Hearted Ale
- Bell's Brewery Octoberfest Beer
- The Mirror Pond Ale by Deschutes Brewery
- Fresh Squeezed IPA by Deschutes Brewery
- Black Butte Porter by Deschutes Brewery
- The Hopzeit Autumn by Deschutes Brewery
- Founders Brewing Company Breakfast Stout
- Wolf Hills White Blaze Honey Cream Ale
- Wolf Hills Seasonal Stout
- Sierra Nevada Otra Vez
- Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
DogTown Roadhouse Pizza will be joining us at Oktoberfest in the Park 2016! Based out of Floyd Virginia, DogTown has become famous for their handmade, wood-fired pizza made to order in a giant clay pizza oven. Grilled brats with all the fixings, fresh Reuben sandwiches, roasted fresh corn, giant soft pretzels with dipping sauces, fresh sauerkraut with sausage or braised pork loin, grilled chicken sandwiches on soft rolls with savory sauces, caramel dipped apples, homemade cobblers and pie with fresh ice cream, and a tasting plate with traditional German food.
Home Brew Competition
Is your homebrew "Best in Show?" Now is the chance to prove it! Oktoberfest in the Park will be featuring a homebrew contest and you can register to enter your best beer or cider. So, get brewing and get ready to show us what you've got. Stay tuned for more details.